Land Use Planning Team Bios
Bianca MV Bielski
DIRECTOR of planning
Bianca joined TLC in 2018 and brings over 30 years of professional experience in the field of urban and regional planning. Prior to joining TLC Bianca was the Manager of Planning and Enrolment for the Peel District School Board for 3 years and Manager of Development Services for the City of Burlington Planning Department for over 10 years. Bianca has also provided leadership roles with the Cities of Kingston, Vaughan, New York, Halifax, and the former Metro Toronto. She is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario. Bianca studied at McGill University and the London School of Economics and Political Science where she obtained her MSc in Urban and Regional Planning. She has also had the privilege of having a beer with Joni Mitchell and a cup of tea with Queen Elizabeth and the late Prince Phillip.
manager of land use planning
Yvonne joined TLC in 2019 as the Manager of the Land Use Planning team, providing expertise on land use planning matters that impact TDSB assets and interests. She is a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario, a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and a certified Project Management Professional.
Prior to joining TLC, Yvonne worked in the private sector as a land use planner with a planning and development law firm. Yvonne brings public sector experience, having worked in different Ministries of the Ontario Public Sector and also with a District government in Ghana, West Africa.
Yvonne has an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto with a joint Economics & Geography specialist and Commerce major, and a Masters degree in Planning from Queen’s University.
land use planner
Matt has been with TLC since 2020 and works as a land use planner, responsible for the North York and Midtown areas of the City. He is a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Prior to joining TLC, Matt worked in private sector planning consultancies for over 10 years, in both Ontario and the United Kingdom, as well as having experience in local municipal policy planning in the UK. Matt has a BSc in Planning and Property Development from Nottingham Trent University, and an MA in Planning Policy and Practice from London South Bank University.
Senior land use planner
Amar joined TLC in 2019 as a Senior Land Use Planner. He is a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario. Prior to joining TLC, Amar worked for the Peel District School Board as a development planner, bringing that expertise with him to TLC. Amar also brings private sector experience, previously working in a planning consulting firm. He has an undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University.
land use planner
Paul joined TLC in 2020 as the Land Use Planner responsible for Scarborough and portions of Toronto’s downtown core. He is a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario and a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Prior to joining TLC, Paul was an Educational Planner Officer for the Toronto District School Board and has previously served as a Project Manager in a small Hamilton-based consulting firm and as a Senior Advisor to a federal Member of Parliament. Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Geography & Planning from Cardiff University and a Master of Applied Science in Environment Science & Management from Ryerson University.